July 17, 2022 ~ Building Community One Positive Story at a Time

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is actively anti-racist, and supportive of good law enforcement policies. 
Bridgewater Little League

Last Sunday night the 12/13 year old 50/70 sectional all-star baseball team defeated number one seed Lincoln Sudbury 9-6 in an exciting back and forth battle. The red machine were lead by Max Jackson who hit a home run and pitched the final 2 innings and was named game MVP. Starting pitcher Cam Knudsen went a solid 5 innings. Will Dray called the whole game behind the plate. Cody Baker, Evan Young, Josh Hogg and Finn Kelley had big hits and Jacob Teixeira made two huge stops at 2nd base. Amazing Job boys, keep it up!
Credit: Bridgewater LL
Historical Tidbit:

Staying Cool in the Summer
Heat waves in town are nothing new, so how did folks cool off years ago before back-yard pools and air conditioning? 

To start with, houses were built with higher ceilings and bigger windows to allow heat to rise and breezes to circulate. Many homes had a large front porch, where people could sit and enjoy a summer breeze. 

There were many swimming spots in town, such as Sturtevant's Pond on South Street, the Nip, and various spots along the river. The first swimming pool in town was at the poor farm or prison down at the end of summer street. The river was quite clean before the days of indoor plumbing and commercial and residential waste discharges into the river. 

Cold drinks were provided by water from the deep well, and if you wanted ice in your drink, you had to hope that there was still some left in the ice chest.

Ice was delivered once or twice a week by wagon. The ice had been cut during the winter and had been stored in several large ice houses near the ponds. The ice houses were built with walls 1 - 2 feet thick and insulated with sawdust. They could hold ice through the hot summer until ponds froze again in the winter. The largest one in town was down at Carver's Pond on Summer Street.
One last thing, tight fitting clothing made of synthetic fibers was unheard of.
Respectfully submitted,
David Moore 
Academy Building Municipal Offices
 66 Central Square 
Services available through phone, email & website only
Bridgewater Public Library
15 South Street
Cole-Yeaton Senior Center
10 Wally Krueger Way
Food Pantry
Central Square Congregational Church
71 Central Square
Thursdays - 10a - 1p
1st Monday of each month from 6 - 7:30p
Michelle Davis
won a $20 gift certificate to Color Street nail polish strips
from independent consultant Katie Ray.

Bee sure to play our Historical Tidbit Trivia Game at the bottom of this newsletter.

Enter for this week's prize of a
45 minute Reiki Treatment with
Jacquelyn Rose
Add some fun to your child's summer!
Join the Bridgewater Parks and Recreation Summer Program

A half-day field program for ages 5 - 12, children participate in a variety of activities, including sports, arts and crafts, animal visits and water days. The program runs Mondays through Fridays, 8:30a - 12:30p, Now through August 19th. Choose a schedule that fits your family's plans, and schedules can vary weekly. Come join the fun!
Why lug around that great big liquid or powder laundry detergent?

Save your strength
(and your back).
While you are at it, get rid of those extra perfumes and chemicals that stay in your clothes, rubbing against your skin all day.

Switch to natural laundry pods or sheets.
With natural laundry pods like Dropps or laundry sheets like Tru Earth.

You get the bonus of mail subscriptions straight from the manufacturer... great products, comparable prices. You're supporting earth & society conscious businesses. No more plastic jugs in landfills, no more heavy lifting detergent.
Check out the July Senior Center Newsletter!
Some upcoming events:

July 20th: 9a - 3p
Senior Center 30th Anniversary

July 21st: 10a
Alice's Cafe

July 26th: 9:30a

July 29th: 9a
Line Dancing
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Music Alley presents July 21st

Kass Melo @ 5:30p;
Annie Brobst @ 6:15p

Family centered entertainment, and food vendors each week for our community to gather and share in live music!


During August 2022, we are teaming up with cultural institutions across Massachusetts to provide 1 FREE activity per day for 31 days!

For safety reasons, some of our partners are requiring advanced registration. Please stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.

Whatever you are craving tonight,
we’re sure our latest special will satisfy you! 

Greater Boston Area Commuters Needed 

The UMass Transportation Center is conducting an online interview about how travel information on highway billboards influences transit usage.
Duration: 30 to 45 minutes
Compensation: $30 for finishing the interview
Location: Online via Zoom
1) Regularly drive on highways in or through the Greater Boston Area.
2) Have the possibility to use or have used MBTA services, including subway, bus, commuter rail and ferry, for part or the whole of any trip.
3) Completion of an online screening questionnaire (~5 minutes) to capture additional criteria used by the researchers to ensure an adequate sample.
Song Gao, Ph.D.; Professor, University of Massachusetts – Amherst
Contact: Email: oipprogram2022@gmail.com to sign up or ask questions.
Rose M Creations July Art Exhibit
Saturday, July 30th
12p - 2p

The Flora T. Little Art Gallery is featuring abstract fluid paintings by Rose M Creations for the month of July. 
Rose began watching YouTube fluid art videos at the start of the pandemic and decided to give it a try. She hasn't stopped since. She paints every week and even created her own YouTube channel. She loves bright, eye-catching colors. Rose works at the Bridgewater Public Library and was featured in BWPL's Art with Rose YouTube series
Come see Rose's art in the gallery all month long, visit her YouTube channelfollow her on Instagram.

More Information: Bridgewater Library
Wine Tasting Event
with the Bridgewater Academy Lions Club
Thurs, July 28th
5 - 7:30p
Bernier's Liquors
905 Plymouth St.
Come and celebrate with us!
Teen Backpack Drive

For the month of July the Bridgewater Public Library has partnered with South Shore Foster Closet and are collecting items for teens. 

Requested Items:
  • Brand name backpacks (no Walmart brands, please) these can be found at TJ Maxx and Marshalls.
  • Backpacks can be filled with supplies, or not.
  • Gift cards! Especially for gas, Amazon, Target.

Donations are due by July 31.
For more info: Bridgewater Library
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BW 4th of July Parade, Arts and
Music Festival
Carnival & Fireworks!
Lots of fun activities... what a day!
Huge thanks to all the volunteers who made this happen.
For info on how to donate to the 4th fund:
Video credit: BTV Image credits: J. Rose
Have fun with us and bee entered to win:
45 minute Reiki Treatment with
Jacquelyn Rose

Historical Tidbit Question:
Why were houses built with higher ceilings?

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On July 20, 2022 before 2p, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Mohamed (Moe) Ibrahim, Olivia Machakos, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose, Rohail Spear & Greg Venezia.
Ecology: 'the branch of biology that deals with the relations of organisms to one another and to their physical surroundings."
How is my relationship with other organisms and my physical surroundings?

It can get overwhelming to think about and wonder what we can possibly do to help our environment. I think: “Am I in a healthy relationship with nature? “ I wonder: “Will my actions make an impact on the Climate Crisis?” The answer is I don’t know. I don’t. And I suspect you don’t either. 

But I CAN tell you, each week for 13 years, your BuzzAround has connected with our communities to find and share goodness, to pool our energy around projects that make our lives better.. our homegrown initiatives, our local democracy in action. And I have seen THAT work. I have seen organizations and small businesses grow and blossom with the press we have given them. We shared news of ways people can get involved, and they did!

I AM also a firm believer that a collective of people can make change. And that the survival of our habitat is THE MOST important thing that needs our attention.  
Announcing: “Climate Can Do” simple actions we all can do. Simple and meaningful steps. Things to think about. Together, we’ll investigate individual climate actions to make an impact, and find out if we can, by thinking ecologically, change the path of destruction humanity is on. We are small, but we are mighty. 

 I have hope. Hope for all of us. ~ Jacquie
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